Article Abstract

Combined HawkOne directional atherectomy and paclitaxelcoated balloon angioplasty for isolated calcified popliteal artery lesion: a no-stent approach to lower extremity endovascular revascularization

Authors: Romaric Loffroy, Olivier Chevallier, Nicolas Falvo, Sophie Gehin, Marco Midulla, Christophe Galland


Restenosis rate after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of isolated calcified popliteal artery lesion makes this endovascular procedure still debated. Indeed, the presence of severe calcification of the atherosclerotic target lesion is responsible for a poor response to balloon dilation, due to significant acute vessel recoil and frequent dissection, limiting technical success rate and long-term patency (1-3).